Optical systems, and industrial measurement and medical devices manufacturer ZEISS Industrial Metrology will display its range of customised quality systems and support at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12 to 15, in Chicago, US.
Whether in the lab, the measuring room or in production, to ensure efficient and reliable quality assurance processes, more than just inspection systems are needed, according to the company.
From computed tomography (CT) solutions to computerised maintenance management system (CMMs) and software, there are several customisable solution areas to explore in three ZEISS booths at IMTS. The head of ZEISS additive manufacturing process and control will also present on enabling yield improvement in three-dimensional (3D) printing process chain.
ZEISS acquired a majority stake in Italian X-ray provider Bosello HT to offer a broader spectrum of CT solutions for customers. The BOSELLO SRE MAX 2D industrial radioscopic system will be on display showing in-line and at-line inspection solutions for the automotive and aerospace industry.
The technology increases the level of quality in the inspection of aluminium cast parts. Three-dimensional X-ray CT measurements for complete internal and external part insights will be demonstrated on the ZEISS METROTOM. The company will also highlight high resolution 3D X-ray microscopy with the ZEISS Xradia Versa.
Further, a range of systems will be highlighted at the show, including the latest addition to the ZEISS CMM line-up. Ideal for measuring small, intricate parts, the MICURA CMM from ZEISS, with active scanning and submicron accuracy, now includes a model with an even larger measuring range. The new system can handle bigger parts with a 40% larger measuring range of 500 mm × 700 mm × 500 mm and has a machine-mounted controller, saving floor space. ZEISS MICURA comes with the VAST XT gold or the VAST XTR gold active scanning sensor. Angled features are best suited for the VAST XTR gold sensor. Its integrated swivel joint enables the stylus system to turn as far as possible in 15º increments and thus always positions the stylus in the direction of the feature being measured.
2D and 3D Measurements
From 2D profile projectors to 3D scanners and multisensor CMMS, the full range of optical solutions can be found at the main ZEISS booth. It is now possible to inspect sensitive, reflective or low-contrast surfaces more quickly with the ZEISS O-INSPECT multisensor coordinate measuring machine. The company will be demonstrating the new ZEISS DotScan chromatic-confocal white light sensor on the ZEISS O-INSPECT CMM.
The ZEISS DotScan sensor can be swapped in and out as needed, saving time and increasing flexibility. The sensor is available in three sizes for different measuring ranges: 1 mm, 3 mm or 10 mm. In November this year, all new ZEISS O-INSPECT multisensor measuring machine systems will come standard with an interface to use the new sensor.
In addition, two robotic systems will be the centerpiece of the main ZEISS booth, allowing attendees to get up-close demonstrations of the latest automated inspection solutions. ZEISS is a one-stop partner for systematic quality assurance in car body construction, from measurement and inspection technology to the fixtures and quality data management and service.
Roughness, Contour and Form Inspection
Form and surface measuring systems seamlessly integrate into the range of industrial measuring technology from ZEISS. There is a range of standalone machines and a sensor dedicated to a CMM, ZEISS ROTOS. The new sensor enables the use of CMMs to completely inspect surface waviness and roughness – even on complex workpieces, all in a single measurement run without any reclamping. This cutting-edge innovation simplifies and speeds up the measurement of all surface parameters from the drawing in a single measurement cycle.
Programming the surface parameters is quick and easy because the ZEISS ROTOS is completely integrated in Calyspo, the ZEISS measuring software. Surface roughness can be analysed and visualised in a customised, professional display, together with size, form and location in ZEISS PiWeb reporting. A new line of portable, entry-level surface roughness systems with a large touch screen, Surfcom Touch, will also be on display.
ZEISS Calyspo, the easy-to-use metrology software, works with the ZEISS portfolio of coordinate measuring machines, optical systems, CT machines and more.